Posts Tagged ‘firefox’
Stupid Geek Tricks: How To Download Firefox On a New Computer Without Using Internet Explorer – How-To GeekOctober 1st, 2012
Internet Explorer-haters often say that the only good use for Internet Explorer is downloading Firefox or Chrome. But if you really don’t like IE, you can use Windows’ built-in FTP support to download and install Firefox without ever opening IE.
Sure, you could just open Internet Explorer and download Firefox from Mozilla’s website, but where’s the geeky fun in that? This trick is about Firefox because Mozilla provides an FTP server, while Google doesn’t seem to.
Downloading Firefox without using Internet Explorer may also come in handy if Internet Explorer is crashing and isn’t working properly on your system.
This is awesome. One installer for a bunch of stuff you’d normally have to spend hours downloading and installing. All in one easy to download package. Amazing.
As you know, being a tech oriented site, it is always neat to see what Browsers and Operating Systems are being used to look at Ashton Tech.
For all you netbookers out there (Yes. Even you.), here is a fun little article all about how to get more viewing area on that little 8.9″ screen.
One thing they failed to mention, or maybe I missed, is the option to hide the tab toolbar when you only have one window open. Huge space saver for me.
There is also the “Hide menubar” add on for firefox that I use on even my desktops 19″ screen for more space.
You could also do what James does and have XP auto-hide the taskbar.